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“Appalling”
Review of Pontypool Park

Pontypool Park
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Pontypool
Certificate of Excellence
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Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Appalling”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Attended the ski slope and I'm really disappointed. The welcoming staff member was pleasant, but the gentlemen arranging skis was rude and seemed uninterested. He also damaged both of my own ski boots!!! Certainly wouldn't recommend you taking your own ski equipment as he had no care for my brand new boots! Now having chunks out of them! Instructor was the same man and was rude and spoke down to you. Unhelpful and no instruction! Certainly wouldn't recommend going waste of money! After going to Snowdome, it's better to travel there instead, better staff better facilities and staff take care with your equipment unlike here!!

Visited April 2014
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English first
Pontypool, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Pontypool Park”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Naturalised parkland with mature trees as well as a children's area, bandstand. A cafe with toilets on site. Metalled pathways for visits during wet weather. A wonderful view in springtime is the avenue of cherry trees in blossom.

Visited March 2014
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Pontypool, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Pontypool "Active" Leisure Centre”
Reviewed 11 January 2014

The cafe is like a school canteen.
You've just had a swim, played sport, done a zumba class, now you obviously want- a hotdog, burger, fish finger with chips!!!
Or a Mayo baguette with a hint of tuna, or a saucy baguette with chicken tikka.
Perhaps a healthy cheesy panini, a jacket potato with butter and chilli ( wow how did something almost healthy creep on to the menu!).
Basically 3 times the fat you may have just burned off.
Apart from the lack of menus, bare tables, water only available from a fountain by the Loos or at 80p a bottle, no WiFi, no outside tables, the only way in through the main sports entrance around the building ( despite 2 other doors which are never open).
Oh yes and plastic spoons for the bitter coffee to remind you its a school canteen.

Visited January 2014
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Pontypool, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“best park”
Reviewed 9 December 2013

if you want to walk , play , relax, Pontypool park has it all, a Rugby Club, walks, children play area, Dry Ski slop , and much more , my old school is at 1 end and I have many many happy times in the park, and its free,

Visited September 2013
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Pontypool, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“lovely park”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

It is no hyde park but then again what is. It is however a wonderful park to take your children. If you got dogs this place is a doggy paradise. I use the park because it has got the local leisure centre in it. There are lots of facilities and the park is perfect for families.

Visited November 2013
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